Ruder Finn London is a full-service communications consultancy, working in the UK and internationally with leading businesses and industry associations in healthcare, technology, and life sciences.

We specialise in communicating innovation and change in ways which people embrace. We reject jargon in favour of clear thinking; data and insight form the basis of everything we do.

Our work reaches people through brand communications, advocacy, corporate storytelling, employee engagement, brand strategy, paid media, and all the spaces in between.

We’re part of a global business with some 500 consultants across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Gateway to Europe.

Some eighty percent of our work is pan-European, spearheaded from our European hub in London.

Our teams in London generally lead on strategy, coordination and planning. For in-country execution, we work with our partners in the
Ruder Finn European Network, comprised of carefully selected independent specialist firms in each country.

We use collaboration technologies and well-honed processes to ensure clients see one European team, working to one strategy.

Our people.

We’re a close-knit team with a range of skills and talents. Find out more about our team.

Nick Leonard

Managing Director

Nick leads the Ruder Finn office in London. He is in charge of our strategy and positioning, serves on Ruder Finn’s global leadership team, and provides senior counsel to our clients. He has twenty years’ communications experience spanning technology, healthcare and internal communications.

Alison Denham

HR Director

Alison’s remit is HR and operations. She has spent more than 30 years working in people and business development both for consultancies and in house. Her experience ranges from healthcare PR through to change communications, and crisis and issues management.

Donna Wright

Senior Account Director

Donna has worked in healthcare communications for over ten years across many therapeutic areas including oncology, cardiology, rheumatology, haematology, and corporate health communications. She has built strong relationships with the media and advocacy landscape via her roles both in agency and in-house at a charity.

Emma Morton

Senior Media Strategist

Emma is Ruder Finn’s media relations expert. She is the former Health and Science Editor of The Sun newspaper. Emma develops content and works with clients to maximise print, digital and broadcast news and features opportunities across Europe.

Fern Hugill

Senior Account Manager

Fern manages client relationships across the technology team on a day-to-day basis. Fern’s strengths are content writing for B2B brands, social media strategies, events management and media relations. She has a particular interest in new innovations within technology, as well as the intricate world of social media and driving brands into the digital age.

Jem Gregory


Jem manages the Internal Communications & Engagement team. She works with a broad range of clients to develop and deliver employee engagement campaigns and strategies. Jem has more than 10 years’ experience, in both agency and in-house roles, across a wide range of sectors, including public, corporate and charity.

Robin Grainger

Director of Connected Communications

Robin is Ruder Finn’s integration expert. He draws on 17 years’ experience working with technology companies to find new ways our teams can work together to create more impactful communications campaigns. He’s also our point person for issues and reputation management in Europe.

Neil McGregor-Paterson

Head of Healthcare

Neil is London’s Head of Healthcare. He has more than 30 years’ experience in health communication including PR, medical and payer communications, clinical trial enrolment and policy. Neil is passionate about putting people at the heart of their healthcare and this is informed by his work with the charitable sector.

Lee Manning

Head of Design

With 18 years industry experience working at leading London agencies, Lee’s broad skill set ranges from brand identity, print design, digital right through to interior design. Lee is responsible for the both the creative direction of projects and leading the design team. He works closely with the project managers and designers, reviewing and guiding all creative work.

Some of Lee’s previous clients include Orange, Epson, Syngenta Science Writers Awards, British Heart Foundation and Land Securities.

Sarah Brennan


Sarah works in the Healthcare team and has 15 years of experience. She leads integrated programmes for several of the company’s largest healthcare, health technology and consumer health clients.

Tracey Bowditch

Associate Director

Tracey works in the Technology team and has extensive experience in developing and implementing corporate, B2B and marketing communication strategies. Specialising in the technology, media and digital sectors, Tracey has worked with global brands and fast-growth start-ups.

Natalie Harrison

Operations Manager

Natalie has a background in office management and operations. She holds a CIPD certificate in HR practice and is studying for a social science degree with the Open University.

Josie Fisher

Account Director

Josie joined Ruder Finn eight years ago. During this time, she’s worked across several therapeutic areas including rheumatology, neurology and infectious diseases and has delivered both external and internal communications campaigns. She holds a Master’s degree in Drug Discovery and Development and has experience working in cardiovascular gastrointestinal research.

Hannah Nicol

Account Director

Hannah joined Ruder Finn as a trainee and has 12 years' consultancy experience. She was one of the first consultants in our Internal Communications practice, and has also worked with corporate and technology brands in the UK and globally on a range of communications engagements.

Leah Peyton


Leah works in the Healthcare team and has more than 15 years’ experience in agency. Her passion is the development of creative, yet accountable, healthcare communications programmes at both global and in-country levels. She has previously held in-house global communications secondment roles at two major pharma companies.

Lucy Buck

Senior Account Director

Lucy has a solid background in internal communications, starting her career as a consultant specialising in employee engagement and reward communications. Before joining Ruder Finn, she worked as an Account Director in a content marketing agency, managing clients’ integrated digital and print programmes across a range of industries.

Chiara Facco

Account Director

Chiara works in the Healthcare team. She has qualifications in Molecular Biology and Nutritional Therapy plus extensive in-house and communications experience.

Dorrie Linford

Account Director

Dorrie works in our Internal Communications and Engagement team and has a solid background in the discipline. She’s worked across various industries in in-house roles, including in retail, the public sector and in the creative and digital world.

Dani Boyd-Waters

Account Director

Dani works in Healthcare team and has more than seven years’ experience in comms. An English Literature graduate, Dani quickly gained an interest in health working at the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, driving awareness campaigns in the UK. Dani now works with Neil to head up advocacy in the healthcare team, and works in the areas of cardiology, rheumatology and health inequalities.

Alexandra Haddon

Senior Account Manager

Alexandra has seven years of experience in strategic communications across health and social issues for a diverse range of internal and external audiences. Specialising in digital employee engagement, she takes an employee-centric approach to support companies through major change and transformation. With strong skills in writing, research and analysis she enjoys working with clients to shape messages to suit their target audience.

Isabelle Young

Senior Designer

Isabelle is a designer from Melbourne with seven years industry experience working on strategically driven projects across brand, print, digital and the built environment. Specialising in brand identity, print and illustration, Isabelle values meaningful design that benefits communities, with many of her past clients operating within the public sector.

Oscar Berkhout

Senior Account Executive

Oscar joined Ruder Finn as a graduate and works in the Internal Communications & Engagement team. He advises on both internal and external communications campaigns for clients, specialising in creative content. He has a background in online journalism, PR, start-ups and marketing.

Charlotte Worrall

Senior Account Executive

Charlotte joined the Ruder Finn Healthcare team on the graduate training programme after completing a Master’s degree in Science Journalism. She has gained experience working across a wide range of engagements, on internal and external campaigns, in the areas of cardiology, immunology, infectious diseases and oncology.

Edward Oliver

Senior Account Executive

Edward works in the healthcare team on a range of disease and product specific programmes, as well as congress management. He has a strong scientific background and has particular interest in the interpretation and packaging of data. He has developed a wealth of industry and company knowledge around pharmaceuticals particularly within rheumatic diseases, aesthetics, and biosimilars.

Emily Taylor

Senior Account Executive

Emily joined Ruder Finn on the graduate programme and works in the healthcare team, with a particular interest in immunology and oncology. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science and has experience working in clinical trials.

Ellie Barrington

Account Executive

Ellie works in the Internal Communications & Engagement team and is a part of the Global Culture team at Ruder Finn. Ellie has an agency background in internal communications and has experience working with high profile brands on a range of topics including information security, culture change and employee benefits.

Frankie Dundon

Senior Account Executive

Frankie works in the technology team. With nearly two years of experience in PR, she has worked with clients in technology, cybersecurity and media. Her role includes media relations, content development and managing the international agency networks for her clients.

Tom Rule

Junior Designer

Before joining Ruder Finn, Tom worked as an artworker in a print studio, gaining valuable experience in print production and physical format branding solutions. Since then, Tom has worked on a wide variety of projects, picking up skills in data visualisation, social media content, and storyboarding for animations.


















Our capabilities.

Whether clients are looking to launch new products, build brand preference, increase executive visibility, communicate business change, or extend partner ecosystems, our thinking moves the needle.

Our work is increasingly integrated, with multiple communications disciplines coordinated to maximise impact. We believe this is a reflection of a more mature approach, allowing for greater consistency even as audiences become more fragmented.

We constantly update our mix of skills to keep ahead. We offer clients the following expertise:

Branding & Design

Digital Strategy

Digital Build


Media Relations


Change Communications

Internal Communications

Strategy and Messaging

Policy and Advocacy

Video Production


Issues and Crisis


Data and Analytics

Multichannel Marketing

Events and Congresses

Measurement and Evaluation

Employer Branding

Medical Education

Who we work with.

Our clients are our proudest achievement. To have the trust of organisations who are making a real difference to people’s lives is a huge honour.